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Rachel Hutchisson Named 2017-2019 Chair of The Giving Institute

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August 7, 2017

CHICAGO, IL – Rachel Hutchisson of Blackbaud, Inc., (NASDAQ: BLKB), has been named Board Chair of The Giving Institute. She was officially inducted on August 1 and will serve in this role through July 31, 2019.

Rachel Hutchisson is Vice President of Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy at Giving Institute member firm Blackbaud, the world’s largest cloud software company powering the social good community, which includes nonprofits, foundations, corporations, education institutions, healthcare institutions and individual change agents. Hutchisson is experienced in building and leading corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, forging strategic relationships and sharing expertise to further the field of social good, and her work puts her at the center of critical conversations driving social innovation. Hutchisson is responsible for global CSR, leading the company’s 3,300 associates in efforts to serve and give both through professional and personal avenues.

“I’m so honored and humbled to serve as Chair of The Giving Institute for the next two years,” says Hutchisson. “The Institute plays a vital role in connecting and enhancing its member firms’ efforts to best serve the philanthropic market. Together we are able to learn from one another, convene with experts and support the unifying spirit that connects us all – a passion for giving and driving lasting social impact.”

Hutchisson is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Dickinson College and holds a Master’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri. In addition to her role as Giving Institute Board Chair, Hutchisson serves on the Boards of Directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Learning to Give and the Coastal Community Foundation. Her talk “The Era of Corporate Social Responsibility is Ending,” is available on the TEDx YouTube channel.


About The Giving Institute
The Giving Institute, the parent organization of Giving USA Foundation™—publisher of Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy—consists of member organizations that have embraced and embodied the core values of ethics, excellence and leadership in advancing philanthropy. Serving clients of every size and purpose, from local institutions to international organizations, The Giving Institute member organizations embrace the highest ethical standards and maintain a strict code of fair practices. Visit

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